", What the Sun Baby from Teletubbies looks like today. The Animal Parade and Little Bo Peep are the only Magical Events on which the Sun is always shown giggling. Hands up if you learned to read with the help of a giant, phallic worm in a bowtie? The identity of the giggling Sun Baby from the Teletubbies was a mystery for years, but that baby is all grown up now and ready for its moment in the, um, sun. 7. But if you were a kid in the late '80s to mid '90s, you'd probably think 'that set of two-dimensional, disembodied facial features' from Mulligrubs. The first episode of "Teletubbies" aired in 1997, and the part of the sun baby was played by Jessica Smith. And there's one fully grown former cast member who also considers herself a huge fan. The Teletubbies, who took the entire world by storm when they were introduced in the late '90s, are four whimsical creatures named Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po. (Tripped out) image: ABC. In the new series, the Sun Baby is played by a girl called Berry. "She would have been 10 at the time of filming, and she doesn't even look like the baby. 2,115 Likes, 76 Comments - LilyTrescot (@lilytrescotx) on Instagram: “omg guys it’s the teletubbies sun baby ” Check out what the Sun Baby from Teletubbies looks like today. A letter sent to her mother in June 1996 confirms her prior involvement with the popular kids' show. "You will be reimbursed for your travel expenses and Jessica will receive a present from Ragdoll Productions. "I am sure I loved the box of toys," she once said (via the Daily Mail). The company behind the show, Ragdoll Productions, had tasked a health visitor to keep an eye out for smiley babies while on rounds at Kent's Edenbridge Hospital. This new realization did little to alleviate people's stress levels. Entertainment Tonight/TV Guide Network. Editor's Note: This article was originally posted in June 2015 and was updated with the latest information. We can all rest assured that Smith did not have a baby. However, in some of the early 1997 episodes, there were some instances where the Sun Baby was not shown, e.g. There has been quite a few people pretending to be 'the sun', but only I could tell you the real story." Senior Features Writer. Still, the rumor persisted, forcing the show to speak out and quash it. NO. They're calling her Baby Berry. Does Smith still have that signature smile? https://t.co/zrsHzhW0YO, — Teletubbies (@TeletubbiesHQ) July 22, 2019. Her beaming face became an iconic image, but what is she up to now, more than two decades later? "When I was young I used to laugh along with the sun, but it was only when I got older that I understood it was me. Explore and download Free HD PNG images, and transparent images Coming to the #USA on May 30 at 8am/7c - only on #NickJr." I thought I may as well tell them as I'm going to be spending the next three years with them. It’s unsettling at first. Teletubbies - Children Visit a Woodland & Inspect Bugs Fall Down Dance- Cbeebies, Teletubbies - Larette Tap Dancing - Lithuanian Version, Teletubbies Larette Tap Dancing - Holland Version, https://teletubbies.fandom.com/wiki/Baby_Sun?oldid=63065. I am still giggly. If you're not already a Mamamia member, sign up (it's easy, we promise). Fans freaked out, assuming that the infamous sun baby had now had a baby of her own. As well as her aforementioned appearance on Lorraine (which made headlines after Dipsy accidentally grabbed the host by the breasts during a badly-aimed hug), Smith appeared on BBC's The One Show. Jess Smith got her chance to audition for the part of the Teletubbies' Sun Baby by being in the right place at the right time. We’ve been alive for too long – popular memes on the site ifunny.co The Smiths were paid just £250 (around $350 at the time) and given a box of toys, but they were more than happy with the arrangement and have no regrets. "It was just something a bit different to do and we didn't expect it to be as big as it was," said mama Anji Smith told Kent Online in 2014. "Having met baby Berry and seeing how adorable she is I can't think of anyone better to take over the role. The entire cast of In the Night Garden. Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch slip back into mom jeans. "Can't wait to see the new episodes.". According to the Teletubbies alum's Twitter bio, she is "currently studying dance education" at Canterbury Christ Church University. "People told my mum that I should have gone into modeling but she thought it wasn't the right move to make as I was quite shy," Smith continued. The internet went wild trying to wrap their heads around this bit of information because how could a baby we all grew up watching have a child of her own? I am the sun from Teletubbies. Aug 24, 2019 - The teletubbies sun baby has a baby. Yeah, balls were tripped when pen first hit paper on those concepts. "My family will all remember it forever," she wrote on Facebook in 2014 (via the Daily Mail). Teletubbies was rebooted in 2015 when Nickelodeon picked up the U.S. rights to new episodes, due in no small part, undoubtedly, to the show's cult following among older viewers. And giggling about it. I've gained the confidence to come out with it. In March 2017, Smith posted a snapshot of herself hard at work on an assignment, giving her followers a glimpse at what attending one of her future dance lessons would be like. The tweet went viral, getting over 200,000 likes and triggering a mass midlife crisis. "There has been quite a few people pretending to be 'the sun' but only I could tell you the real story," Jess Smith continued, after deciding the time was right to finally reveal the truth. "No, the Teletubbies [Sun Baby] didn't have a baby," the official Teletubbies Twitter account confirmed. A grubby sentient baby doll. The official "Teletubbies" Twitter account confirmed that "no, the Teletubbies sun baby didn't have a baby.". The image in question had been around since 2015, when Smith happily passed the Sun Baby torch. FACE. A giant alien-like creature with a mouth that looks disturbingly like a woman’s v… nevermind. pic.twitter.com/z7P3vMKVCW. "This has made me feel 800 years old," BBC Radio 1's Greg James wrote in response, and he wasn't alone. Disembodied lips. In 2019, Smith popped back into the spotlight again after a photo of her holding a child on her lap started circulating on the Internet. "No one knew how big the show was going to be so we didn't get offered royalties. ", For years, only Smith's nearest and dearest knew her Sun Baby secret. ", The Teletubbies Twitter page then began to explain the situation, telling fans, "This is the original Sun Baby, Jess Smith, with our new Sun Baby, Berry! Beverley was a potted plant that sat in the corner of Mr Fish's office foyer. Cool. The British preschool series debuted in the UK in the late '90s and went on to catch the imagination of children the world over. - July 23, 2019 06:57 pm EDT. She said, “They just sat her in front of a camera and she just laughed and smiled at her dad.”. I am the sun from Teletubbies. RELATED: 28 Things You Only Understand If You Grew Up In The 90s. But it's not her own baby...https://t.co/4QR8j1hqwu. Even after the original Teletubbies run came to an end, Jess Smith kept her popular role under wraps for years, despite those around her urging her to step out into the spotlight and take some credit. Every week, our Entertainment Editor Laura Brodnik gives you a backstage pass to the best movies, TV shows and celebrity interviews. It just wouldn't be right to celebrate 20 years of Teletubbies without the original Sun Baby getting involved, and as such, Jess Smith found herself in high demand in 2017. Jess when she was revealed as the original Sun Baby, The Jess Smith who was first rumoured as being the Sun Baby, Jess at the new series premiere along with Berry and her actual mother, Berry and her mother at the 2016 toy fair, Berry being filmed for the new series with her mother behind the camera making her laugh. And every now and then you'd go THROUGH THE EYE to watch mini nature documentaries about lyrebirds and reptiles and other such nonsense. I am proud. Here’s a countdown of some of the most truly unsettling characters ever to ‘entertain’ Aussie youth. She was also the face that greeted and giggled along with Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Lala, and Po on their daily adventures in Teletubbyland many years prior. "I'm not sure why the actress is claiming to be the face or why people think she is," the former child star wrote on Facebook in 2014 (via the Daily Mail). Twitter thought a childhood favorite, the sun baby from "Teletubbies", had a baby of her own after someone tweeted out a photo of her all grown up and holding a child on her lap. She was a professional actor and seemingly very normal woman named Diana Kidd, who had to spend an hour each day having makeup plastered over a balaclava so she could amuse/terrify small children.

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